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Undergraduate Research Forum
Oral Presenter Schedule April 10, 2013

All oral sessions are held at Shriver Center
Download the Oral Presenter Instructions

Undergraduate Research '13 Forum Mentors and Researchers Luncheon -- Registration open thru April 1, 2013
Sponsors of student presenters and students presenters are invited to rsvp by April 1, 2013 to attend a complimentary buffet luncheon in the Shriver Center Heritage Room from 11:45 am. until 1:15 p.m. during the UR 13 Forum on 4/10/2013.

Event contact: UR Forum Event Coordinators: Martha Weber (webermemuohio.edu) and Vanessa Gordon (gordonvd@muohio.edu)529-3600


SESSION I

9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.

Shriver Center Room 241 Benjamin Harrison Room Bystrom Reid Room

Kristen M. Lease, History Major
Advisor(s): Kimberly A. Hamlin, Department of History
An Unlikely Marriage: Union of the Academic Elite and the Working Class at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry

Jessica M. Mickley, American Studies Major
Advisor(s): Helen D. Sheumaker, American Studies Program
Marguerite S. Shaffer, American Studies Program
Globalization in the Modern Era: the Spread of Chinaware to the U.S.

Jacob D. Hofstetter, History
Major Advisor(s): Andrew R.L. Cayton, Department of History
Telling the Story of Bacon's Rebellion: Choice and Representation in Narrative History

Moderator: Ann Showalter

 

William J. Konyk, Physics Major
Advisor(s): Perry R. Rice, Department of Physics
Exploring Nonlocality and Entanglement in Open Quantum Systems

Kori L. Krueger, Psychology Major
Advisor(s): Carrie E. Hall, Department of Psychology
The Relationship between Mimicry and Guilt

Jordan D. Goffena, Life Science Education Major
Advisor(s): Ann Haley Mackenzie, Department of Teacher Education
Athletic Constructivism and Kinesthetic Inquiry





Moderator: Elizabeth Taylor



SESSION II

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Shriver Center Room 241 Benjamin Harrison Room Bystrom Reid Room

Peter J. Rampa, English Literature Major
Advisor(s): Theresa A. Kulbaga, Department of English
Prisoners' Rights as Human Rights in John Edgar Wideman's "Brothers and Keepers"

Peter E. Siegfried, Physics and Mechanical Engineering Major
Advisor(s): Michael J. Pechan, Department of Physics
Jeong-Hoi Koo, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Characterization of the Magneto-mechanical Coupling in Hard-Magnetorheological Elastomers

Moderator: Clara do Amaral












SESSION III

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Shriver Center Room 241 Benjamin Harrison Room Bystrom Reid Room

Madeline A. Herbert, Kinesiology Major
Advisor(s): Karly S. Geller, Department of Kinesiology and Health
Determining the Most Salient Influences on College Athletes' Multiple Health Behaviors

Taylor A. Hendricks, Exercise Science Major
Advisor(s): Karly S. Geller, Department of Kinesiology and Health
Social Level Influences on the Multiple Health Behaviors of Native Hawaiian Adolescents

Nicole E. Dusthimer, Psychology Major
Advisor(s): Carrie E. Hall, Department of Psychology
Absence of Mimicry Influences Time Estimation



Moderator: Alex Matus

Rachel A. Skipper, Psychology Major
Advisor(s): Jennifer J. Quinn, Department of Psychology
Stress-Enhancement of Fear Learning in Juvenile Rats

Kristen E. Couch, Kinesiology Major
Advisor(s): Rose Marie Ward, Department of Kinesiology and Health
Physical Activity and Alcohol Consumption: A Positive or Negative Correlation







Moderator: Fiona Lappin

 

 

Alexander J. McFarland, Anthropology Major
Advisor(s): Scott A. Suarez, Department of Anthropology
Behavioral Variation between Captive Zoo Orangutans and those in a Degraded Forest

Zheng Li, Botany and Zoology Major
Advisor(s): James R. Hickey, Department of Botany
Life Cycle Interaction between a Bruchid Beetle, Gibbobruchus mimus (Say) and Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis L.

Claire K. Meikle, Zoology Major Advisor(s): Douglas Meikle, Department of Zoology
Craig E. Williamson, Department of Zoology
Phototaxis of Daphnia - Do Temperature or Food Limitation Affect UV Response?

Moderator: Christopher Fortney

SESSION IV

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Shriver Center Room 241 Benjamin Harrison Room Bystrom Reid Room

Sebastian O. J. Orlander, Philosophy Major
Advisor(s): Pascal Massie, Department of Philosophy
Husserl and The Problem of Other Minds: Exposition

Jarren P. Cristales, Philosophy Major
Advisor(s): Kristina M. Gehrman, Department of Philosophy
The Yin, the Yang, and the West

Steven M. Lakin, Zoology and Philosophy Major
Advisor(s): Kristina M. Gehrman, Department of Philosophy
'Quality of Life' as an Ethical Reason for Medical Euthanasia



Moderator: Courtney Clark

Charles M. Medert, Biochemistry Major
Advisor(s): Richard C. Moore, Department of Botany
Border Patrol of the Papaya Genome: Defining the Pseudoautosomal Region (PAR)


Matthew D. Huffman, Mechanical Engineering Major
Advisor(s): Jeong-Hoi Koo, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Electronic Braille Device Using Magnetorheological Actuators

Moderator: Amanda Storm

Michelle L. Burke, Geology Major
Advisor(s): Mark P.S. Krekeler, Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science
Mineralogical Investigation of Native Metals From Michigan

Amanda R. Burke, Geology Major
Advisor(s): Mark P.S. Krekeler, Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science
Overview of Ordovician Tetradium

Amy M. Thraikill, Geology Major
Advisor(s): Mark P.S. Krekeler, Department of Geology
Catherine Almquist, Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering
A Comparative Investigation of Metal Sorption Using a Variety of Manganese Oxide Materials Derived from Various Sources: Implications for Industrial Mineralogy and Geotechnology Development

Moderator: Kenneth Brown

SESSION V

2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Shriver Center Room 241 Benjamin Harrison Room Bystrom Reid Room

Jennifer A. Moore, Exercise Science Major
Advisor(s): Karly S. Geller, Department of Kinesiology and Health
Environmental Influences on Miami University Students' Multiple Health Behaviors

Liesel M. Schmader, Sociology Major
Advisor(s): Glenn W. Muschert, Department of Sociology and Gerontology
A Comparison of Single-Sex Classrooms and Coeducational Classrooms Effects on Behavior



Moderator: Mark Fellows

Kevin K. Hawkins, Zoology and Latin American Studies Major
Advisor(s): Richard C. Moore, Department of Botany
The Role of Selection in Carica papaya Genomic Evolution

Tom A. Moser, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Major
Advisor(s): Jeong-Hoi Koo, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Prearranged Controllable Magnetic Polymers

Anthony J. Silvidi, Physics Major
Advisor(s): Samir Bali, Department of Physics
Conductance Quantization


Moderator: Diane Beamer

Danyelle M. Barton, Business Economics and German Major
Evan J. Swhear, Marketing and Supply Chain Major
Advisor(s): Megan M. Gerhardt, Department of Management
The Effect of Music on Test Scores

Shane H. Prather, Finance Major
Advisor(s): Megan M. Gerhardt, Department of Management
Social Loafing in Group Projects


Timothy P. Osborne, Finance Major
Advisor(s): Meghan M. Gerhardt, Department of Management
Getting Motivated: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivators

Moderator: Steven Pfeiffer

SESSION VI

3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Shriver Center Room 241 Benjamin Harrison Room Bystrom Reid Room

Lark E. Weber, Health Promotion Major
Advisor(s): Karly S. Geller, Department of Kinesiology and Health
Students' Awareness and Access to Healthy Opportunities at Miami University: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Mitchell D. Quarfot, Marketing Major
Advisor(s): Timothy B. Greenlee, Department of Marketing
How Satisfying is Your College Experience? Greeks vs. Non-Greeks

Elizabeth G. O'Malley, Geology Major
Advisor(s): Mark P.S. Krekeler, Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science
Mineralogical Investigations of Industrial Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide (EMD)

Moderator: Alicia Campbell

 


Chad B. Crowell, Accountancy Major
Elizabeth N. Schwartz, Marketing Major
Advisor(s): Megan M. Gerhardt, Department of Management
Gender in the Workplace

Lauren K. Hughes, Accountancy Major
April L. Porter, Marketing Major
Advisor(s): Leslie H. McNeil, Department of Student Health Service
Environmental Scan of the Alcohol Environment on Campus

Moderator: Debjani Pal